The creator, organizer, and leader of our Saturday plein air group hosts an annual paint-out at her house around the holidays. Barbara is so generous throughout the year as planner and faithful painter, then in December she invites us for some morning snacks before painting around her home. Barbara's house in South Pasadena is a terrific craftsman bungalow. On my first holiday paint-out there in 2012 I tried the front of the house since it looked so festive. I posted that piece in Holiday Paint-Out. It was one of my first plein air gouache pieces. Last year I painted a bird bath in the back yard. This fall Barbara has had some beautiful, home-grown(!), white pumpkins on her front steps. I've been admiring them and had to give them a try. The morning was overcast but some sun came out as I was finishing up. What a nice way to end the year with friends and painting.
|5 x 7" Gouache|
|Darryl and Bill found the perfect vantage point|